Biblical Role of Elders for Today's Church

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Discover how every member of the body of Christ is affected and empowered for ministry when elders give healthy oversight to the church. This biblical model communicates the family character of the church as teams of servant-leaders equip, protect and love the local church.
Complete with evaluation questionnaires, sabbatical guidelines, sample church by-laws, keys to developing a vision statement, biblical steps to make godly decisions, ...
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Overview

Discover how every member of the body of Christ is affected and empowered for ministry when elders give healthy oversight to the church. This biblical model communicates the family character of the church as teams of servant-leaders equip, protect and love the local church.
Complete with evaluation questionnaires, sabbatical guidelines, sample church by-laws, keys to developing a vision statement, biblical steps to make godly decisions, maintaining a leader's health, and much more.

Team based leadership in the local church is essential for unity, vision, and building a healthy, life-giving church. This book serves this need like no other book available right now. I highly commend it!
-Floyd McClung, Senior Pastor, South Africa

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781886973626
  • Publisher: House To House Publication
  • Publication date: 1/28/2015
  • Pages: 290
  • Sales rank: 1,008,104
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Elders for Today's Church 1
2. Elders Serve as Overseers and Shepherds 7
3. Biblical Qualifications for Elders 15
4. The Responsibilities of Elders 35
5. Choosing Elders 46
6. Understanding An Elder's Field of Ministry 60
7. Decision-Making Principles 75
8. How Elders Function Together 94
9. The Elders Team: Called to be Armor Bearers 110
10. Resolving Conflict on the Team 126
11. Discipline and Restoration 139
12. Apostles, Elders, Fivefold Ministers and Deacons 150
13. Investing in Spiritual Sons and Daughters 162
14. Elders and Church Planting 170
15. Staying Healthy: The Secret to Longevity 181
16. Passing the Eldership Tests 198
Appendices 217
A. Church Leadership Evaluation Tools 219
Personal Evaluation for Team Members 220
Questions for Senior Elder to Consider in Evaluating Team Members 221
Personal Interview/Evaluation for Senior Elders 223
Questions for Elders to Consider as they Relate to the Senior Elder 225
Message/Semon Evaluation 227
B. Sabbatical Guidelines for Church Leaders 228
C. DCFI: Our History of Training Elders 230
D. DCFI Vision, Mission, Plan, Values 235
E. Developing a Vision and Values Statement 241
F. Sample Cell-Based Church Bylaws 242
G. Releasing Fivefold Ministry 247
Index 261
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